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March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Fiction

Authors Club Best First Novel Award *** CANCELLED ***

John McGhie and Lucy Popescu
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Metal at Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB
£5 concessions (27 years and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948


Lucy Popescu, chair of the Authors Club Best First Novel Award, announces the Shortlist for 2019. She will be in conversation with John McGhie about his 2018 shortlisted novel White Highlands, and the value of literary awards. Set in Kenya, White Highlandsis an outstanding evocation of colonial imperialism and its aftermath.


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Metal at Chalkwell Hall
Chalkwell Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB
01702 470 700

Accessibility: Please contact the venue direct about wheelchair and disabled access.

Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least five days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email hello@essexbookfestival.org.uk